Old Fogey's Mashed Smackers
Old Fogey has started to collect examples of the worst screen kisses.
Made me smile. I always feel sorry for those poor actresses in old movies who get swept into the hero's arms - and then bent backwards for the kiss; with the tight girdles/corsets and high heels they were wearing, it must have been extremely uncomfortable, not to mention precarious.
I wonder if they ever toppled over? Or fainted? I bet all that 'swooning into his arms' business had a more prosaic explanation than paroxysms of passion: vice-like foundation undergarments, sweltering layers of flannel and silk and cotton, and then being forced into backbreaking contortions by some fervent man with a tickling mustache, as he tried to suck your face was what was knocking these ladies for six. Keeling over or going limp at least stopped your ribs getting broken, and if you were lucky, might get someone to unloose your stays and fan you down as well.